Most Picturesque Beaches in Vancouver

Vancouver’s beaches are some of the most gorgeous in the world. An easy way to get to any one of them is renting a car from Hertz Vancouver Car Rentals. They offer a variety of models at affordable prices, unlimited kilometers, one way rentals into and out of Vancouver, as well as pick up and return services available at multiple locations. You just need to pick a car and one of the great beaches from the list and you’re ready to go!

Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach, located on Cornwall Ave, offers not only soft sand and clear water, but also green spaces for sunbathers and volleyball, football, and basketball courts for sports lovers. The walk from the Kits to Granville Island will amaze you with its charming views of the the city and the mountains surrounding it. There is also a Kitsilano Pool, a salt-water, outdoor pool open for visitors from Victoria Day weekend up to mid-September

Ambleside Beach

Ambleside Beach’s location is Argyle Ave in West Vancouver. Its views stretch to the Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge which are some of the most beautiful sites one can see in Vancouver. There is also an off-leash area for dogs so dog-owners can relax. Its beach community is a cultural heart of West Vancouver, with lots of galleries and year-round festivals.

Sunset Beach is south of the downtown Vancouver and near the Burrad Bridge. It is within walking distance of the False Creek Aquabus Ferry and Vancouver Aquatic Center, both of which are a must-see for tourists. Sunset Beach is also one of the designated quiet beaches, which makes it perfect for a calm,relaxing day off. Of course, sunsets are the most beautiful precisely here so make sure to stick around until the sundown.

Ferguson Point at Stanley Park


Third Beach is positioned at Ferguson Point at Stanley Park. Its long, sandy beach is enclosed by trees, which is not only a lovely view but also shields the beach from the noises of the city. Less crowded than other Vancouver beaches due to its secluded location, it is also a perfect spot from which you can walk to the Siwash Rock, a famous Vancouver landmark.

Barnet Marine Park, stationed between Burnaby and Port Moody on the Barnet Highway, offers incredible views of the Burrad Inlet fjord which separates the coastal mountain range from the city. Beautiful sandy beach area consists of picnic tables, huge green spaces to relax on, and scenic trails for long walks by the water.

English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach is the most popular beach in Vancouver’s downtown area, with its convenient location on the Beach Ave, near the shops and restaurants. You can rent kayaks for the day or swim to the floating beach slide on a raft. It is also the site of the Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day, a Vancouver tradition since 1920. Vancouver is en excellent choice for a fun day at the beach with its numerous choice of picturesque beaches. Each one offers a unique experience, and provides a variety of interesting activities, making Vancouver one of the best vacation spots for everyone!